Brain Injury Symptoms Could Take Weeks to Appear

This video features Michele S. Mirman, a Medical Malpractice attorney based in New York.

New York Injury Attorney Discusses Subdural Hematomas

Video Transcript:

Tom Mustin: 

So if someone sustains a brain injury in an accident, is it always diagnosed right away? We ask New York City Attorney Michele Mirman in this Ask The Lawyer's quick question.

Michele Mirman: 

No, it's not always diagnosed right away. A typical scenario of a delay in diagnosis, somebody falls, they hit their head, they have a brain bleed, it's called the subdural hematoma, but instead of it being acute with the massive bleed at the beginning, it's very, very slow and almost like a drip, and it's not going to affect the person until there's enough blood accumulated to press on the brain, and that's when you're gonna see symptoms. It could be a week, it could be two weeks, it could be a month, and that's one reason why you may not see a TBI, traumatic brain injury, that quickly.

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